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Leadership Harmony – 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Conflict Resolution Model

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

“If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”~ Patrick Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable)

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, People, Patrick Lencioni, Leadership Team, Conflict Resolution Model,

Customer Commonality - Leadership

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Three weeks ago I was invited to facilitate a new customer’s Annual Planning.  They’d been a long follower of the Rockefeller Habits implementing the principles on their own for nearly ten years. They felt they might be at a crossroads, anticipating they could breakthrough and achieve greater success with the help of a Gazelles Coach.  It was an honor to facilitate their meeting and help provide some additional insight into the nuances of Verne Harnish’s principles and the book Scaling Up.

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Topics: Discipline, leadership, Leadership Team, Strength Based Leadership

Tools to Measure Employee Performance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

In our last blog Amazon’s Culture Flaws? we shared the NY Times article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Remarks from employees suggest increased pressure in Amazon’s environment to perform. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, leadership, A Players, Leadership Team

A Players - The Magic Number is 24

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

What does an A Player look like?

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Topics: A Players, Leadership DNA, Leadership Team

How Smart Are You?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

As a salesperson for over 20 years one axiom to remember was never to impress your prospect with how smart you are.  The prospect isn’t interested in how smart you are.  They’re interested in solving their problem.  The only way to solve their problem is to ask questions and listen.

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Topics: leadership, Leadership Team, Smart Tribes, Listening

Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Tools - People

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 2, 2015

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Work Process Flow Charts, People, Four Decisions, Leadership Team, One-Page Personal Plan, Core Processes, FACe exercise: Functional Accountability Exercise, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Leadership Team Exercise SWOT vs. SWT – Strengths, Weakness & Trends

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

If you’ve been to the gas station recently you’ve noticed the plunge in gas prices.  It’s a trend in recent months and it illustrates and important strategy and planning benchmark that your business should be doing on an annual basis, and possibly more frequently depending how fasting you are growing compared to your industry.

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Topics: Business Growth, Annual Plan, leadership, strategy, Strategic Planning, Leadership Team, SWOT, Prediction, SWT, Forecast

Why You Should Not Facilitate Your Annual Meeting?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Considering that you’re the leader of your business it naturally makes sense that you should plan and command the leadership role in your annual planning and strategy session.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Annual Plan, leadership, Four Decisions, Leadership Team

The Daily Double – Two Daily Huddles Better Than One?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

If doing something once a day is good for business, does doing it twice double the impact? 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Best Business Practices, Leadership Team, daily huddle

MULTIPLIER EFFECT – FEWER PEOPLE, PAID MORE, HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

When Jack Welsh was at GE he had a philosophy to have less people, paid more with a lower total wage cost. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Leadership Training, leadership, Multipliers, productivity, Leadership Team

 

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